Nassef Sawiris

Company:Orascom Construction Industries (OCI)
Position: Chairman and CEO

Biography: The youngest son of Orascom Group founder Onsi Sawiris, Nassef Sawiris was appointed CEO and director of OCI in 1998, and became chairman in 2010. He had already overseen Orascom’s construction division for eight years prior to that.

OCI is an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor operating in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. In 1999, 40 per cent of the company was sold off in an initial public offering. Sawiris is also one of the largest shareholders and a director on the board of French materials conglomerate Lafarge.

He is also a director of the Dubai International Financial Exchange and of NNS Holding, a privately-owned investment group. Sawiris attended the German International School in Cairo before moving to the US, where he obtained a degree in economics from the University of Chicago.

Contact Tel: (+20) 2 2461 1111
Company website: www.orascomci.com/